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WT4870CW
WT4870CW
WT4870CW
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WT4870CW

Stains Used to Be a Pain

4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer Featuring Powerful StainCare™ Technology

WT4870CW

  • 4.5 cu.ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Limited Warranty
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™

$799.99

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Agitator

Please explain how having no agitator to move clothes is more efficient than the older models with an agitator. How does yours work?
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2 years, 2 months ago
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TriciaS
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The new washer may very well be more "efficient" but it is my opinion that the agitator IS NEEDED. I went from the old school washer with the agitator to this new HE style washer. For regular, non stained normal clothes, it works fine, but for heavy duty, dirty clothes, you need the agitator.

If my husband had it his way, he would throw out our new washer and get back our old one. He would say our new one sucks... I wouldn't go that far, but I have no problem saying I wouldn't buy it again.
5 days ago
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Heather5586
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Much more efficient.
The drum itself rotates 1 direction and the drum base goes the opposite direction.....you can hear it's action while washing...that sloshing is this dual action making this machine very effective at cleaning.
1 year, 6 months ago
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togg
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I think the tub swishes a bit - whatever it is, it is great, very efficient, good job, nothing tears or tangles
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1 year, 11 months ago
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LeslieP184
Milpitas, CA, USA
 
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your able to hold more laundry
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2 years, 1 month ago
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foxyb38
Orlando, FL, USA
 
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I do not know but I like that my clothes do not get twisted around the agitator bar.It always seemed to destroy my clothes.No agitator bar is much better for my clothes.Also you can put more clothes in the tub with no bar.Much better product.
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2 years, 1 month ago
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Daisey
 
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The new motion system doesn't need an agitator anymore.
2 years, 2 months ago
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1 year ago
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KG53
Houston, TX, USA
 
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Yes you can. I've done it more than a few times.
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11 months ago
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Sue62
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Yes...you just press the pause button, wait for the lid to unlock and then add the garment.
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11 months ago
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LeighNC
Concord, NC, USA
 
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You can, just hit the pause button and wait about 2 seconds and you can hear the lock release and hit the add garments button and it should recalculate once you hit start.
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1 year ago
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missyshell
Worthington, OH, USA
 
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Yes. Just hit pause button and machine pauses and lid unlocks.
1 year ago
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Oh yes and it only takes seconds for the latch to unlock not several minutes like my old washer.
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1 year ago
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skylark904
Jacksonville, FL, USA
 
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Model: WT4870CW
how much water is used in this model per load?
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2 years, 1 month ago
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It weighs load first, then adds necessary water
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1 year, 11 months ago
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LeslieP184
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We were told no more than 14 gallons.
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1 year, 11 months ago
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omaljp6
New Jersey, USA
 
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not much water
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2 years, 1 month ago
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This machine uses 3.76 gallons of water for each cubic foot of laundry.
Thank you, have a lovely weekend!
2 years, 1 month ago
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Need to find a top load washer that can handle small (delicate) loads and medium to large loads of heavy towels, jeans, queen comforters with waterproof mattress pads, rain jackets and shower curtains, etc. Want enough HOT water to get the clothes and bedding clean. And, need a washing machine that does not need to be baby sat due to balancing issue or needs 2 hours to clean clothes. Does LG offer a model that can satisfy these requests without breaking the bank? Was looking at the LG WT4870CW but many people say they cannot wash waterproof bedding and have balancing issues that shut machine down.
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10 months ago
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CharmB
Jacksonville, FL, USA
 
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Had no problems with LG washer. Even washed my "dry clean" comforter and came out perfect. The LG washer without the agitator works great with large items as well as a small delicate load
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8 months ago
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CBJT
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WORKS GREAT FOR US IN ALL THE AREAS LISTED HOWEVER I CAN'T ANSWER AS WE DO NOT HAVE ANY.

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8 months ago
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The WT4870CW washer does all that. It adjusts for load size, and has settings for just about anything I can think of. It holds my thick king size mattress pad easily, but also does small loads well. It has gotten out of balance once since I got it. Then it because I had one heavy thing that got bunched up. I straightened the load and it worked fine through the rest of the wash. I love mine.
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sidneyanne
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If I were you I would lean more towards the LG large capacity front loader. We are seriously considering donating our WT4870CW to charity after 3 months of use because of the load imbalancing issue which happens way too frequently to be true, in favor of the WM3470HVA which is a smaller version of the one I think you might do well with.
Also when I washed a comforter in the WT4870CW there was detergent residue left behind & we had to run the cycle again to clean it.
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No. It weighs load first, then adds enough water
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LeslieP184
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I don't believe so. That is why there is a sensing function on this machine. It senses how large or small a load is in the machine before it dispenses any water.
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omaljp6
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No, this unit does not use an excessive amount of water. This machine is designed to sense the weight of the clothing load and to automatically adjust the water level accordingly.
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